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Welcome to the North Devon Teaching School Alliance 


Have you ever thought about training to become a teacher? Due to the pandemic we are currently unable to run our face-to-face Open Days but please contact us by email on or call 01271 440898 for information about our School Direct Initial Teacher Training programme.   We have responded to the current situation by providing informational video links and a series of virtual Question & Answer sessions, where key NDTSA staff will be available to answer your questions.  Please submit your application via UCAS – we are interviewing for 2021-22 Primary ITT places currently.  PLEASE NOTE:  Due to popular demand we no longer have places available for Secondary ITT 2021-22.

We very much look forward to hearing from you soon and to meeting you in the near future. 

We are passionate about helping primary and secondary schools achieve outstanding and ensure the best possible outcomes for their pupils through collaborative working. We offer a wide range of services from full federation, through to collaborative working, courses and bespoke training or assistance with school improvement and governance.  Our highly trained Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) have experience working with individual teachers, students and TAs, middle and senior leaders as well as whole staff.

At the NDTSA we are committed about developing the next generation of teachers and leaders.

We are dedicated to continue this professional development from NQT and into leadership with a wide range of courses, CPD opportunities and research projects.

If you are a leader of education either a Headteacher, Governor, School Business Manager or represent a Local Authority and would like to talk to one of our team members confidentially, to find out a little more then please feel free to contact us on email


We look forward to talking to you.

You can search for our places under the North Devon Teaching School Alliance. We have places for both primary and secondary.  If you are interested in teacher training and would like to gain an invaluable insight into working at a Primary or Secondary school, please contact our Administrator who will be happy to arrange school experience for you.   Please email:

Applications for teacher training are made through UCAS Apply here

Sandy Brown – National Leader of Education (NLE)

Thank you for visiting the NDTSA website.  We have a proven track record of providing school to school support and have experience working with primary schools through challenging times, periods of change and transition and achieving outstanding.

The NDTSA has a breadth of experience with a range of professionals in teaching and learning, leadership and governance.  We are committed to supporting all schools in the process of continual development and in in achieving excellence in a time of change.

Please take the time to view our services.SBrown



Sandy Brown